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March 29, 2012



Edward P. Bobbitt, 83, of Frankfort, husband of Cora Mae Purvis Perkins Bobbitt, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at his home.

Born Feb. 12, 1929, in Norlina, N.C., he was the son of the late Paul and Mattie Baker Conwell Bobbitt. He was a retired chiropractor. After graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic University, he practiced chiropractic medicine, worked for Cohart Refinery, and then retired from both. Later, he went back to work for two years as a supervisor at Kuhlman Electric in Versailles. He was a member of the Norlina Methodist Church in North Carolina. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and his John Deere tractor. He served in the Army during the Korean War and then in the Naval Reserve.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Theresa Daniel, Raleigh, N.C.; six sons, Tom (Kathy) Bobbitt, Georgia, Jimmy Bobbitt, Steve Bobbitt, Mike (Mary) Bobbitt, and Brian (Lisa) Bobbitt, all of Louisville, and Larry B. (Rachel) Perkins, Frankfort; a daughter, Angie (Kenny) Blackwell, Frankfort; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church by the Rev. Todd Lester. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund, 495 Duckers Road, Midway, KY 40347.

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Lizzie B. Brothers, 64, of Versailles, widow of Leon Brothers, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Stockbridge, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillie Bailey Workman. She had been a former employee of Barrett’s Sewing Factory in Midway, but had been disabled for several years.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Hettie Lee Wilson, Versailles; four sisters, Jerry Fay Robinson and Wilma Jean Robinson, both of Mt. Sterling, and Barbara Lay and Esta Coomer, both of Versailles; three brothers, Ronnie Workman, Lexington, Ray Workman, Mt. Sterling, and Earl Workman, Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews. A sister, Lori Ann Martin, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, March 29, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Steve Ward. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery.

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Ludd R. Farr, formerly of Versailles, a retired federal administrative law judge, husband of Lois Fitzhugh Farr, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Sun City Center, Fla.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Versailles United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ben Hahn and the Rev. Mike Lehman. Interment will follow in Rose Crest Cemetery. A reception will follow the burial at the church fellowship hall.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles United Methodist Church, 110 N. Court Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Evelyn Watts Caudle McConnell, 91, of Frankfort, widow of E. Wallace McConnell, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at her home.

The daughter of the late George W. and Lida Watts Caudle, she was a member of Buck Run Baptist Church and an associate member of Millville Christian Church, and was retired from National Distillers.

Survivors include two children, Jenny Kay Sawyer and Wallace" Wally" L. (Ruth) McConnell; a brother, Norman Shirley (Pat) Caudle; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Several brothers and sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 28, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Ray Holdren and Pastor Bob Baker. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or to the American Alzheimer’s Association.

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Daniel Walker Mitchell, 65, of Frankfort, died Saturday, March 24, 2012.

Born Sept. 9, 1946, in Frankfort, he was the son of to the late George and Nell Spicer Mitchell Sr. He was a senior analyst for the Department of Insurance and a member of Buck Run Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Georgianne McCain, Lawrenceburg; a son, Spicer Mitchell, Lexington; a sister, Marjorie Cherry, Somerset; a brother, George Mitchell Jr., Frankfort; and two grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, at Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel by the Rev. Ken Underwood. Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, is in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to Central Kentucky Riding for Hope.

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Dorothy Beatrice Morton, 86, of Lexington, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at her home.

Born July 11, 1925, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Leona Atwell (Wethington). She worked at the General Electric Company, and retired from IBM, both in Lexington.

Survivors include two daughters, Irene Witt, Lexington, and Marye Weis (Mark), New York; two sons, Thomas E. Morton, Lexington, and Elzie A. Morton, West Liberty; six grandchildren, Laura Sparks (Jerry), Angie Kirk, Kim Grohl (Kris), Tommy Morton Jr., Ricky B. Gregory, and Kris Gregory; 10 great-grandchildren, Athena Grohl, Madison Sparks, Makayla Abernathy, Andrew Becraft, Keelyn Becraft, Jacob Kirk, Derek Grohl, Kris E. Gregory, Thomas E. Morton, and Blaine Gregory; two great-great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Becraft and Jayden Becraft; two brothers, Joseph E. Atwell and William (Bill) Wethington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Five sisters, Edna Atwell, Doris Jean Wethington, Ann Gabbard, Catherine Slaven, and Irene Hazelwood, and two brothers, James Atwell and Russell Wethington, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 28, at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Russell Wethington Jr. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

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John Frederick Nelson, 53, of Versailles, died Friday, March 23,2012, at his home.

Born in Ashland, he was the son of Charles Fred (Joan) Nelson of Flatwoods and Melania (Pierre) Simon of France. He was a retired U. S. Air Force captain and was a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Jarrod (Casey) Nelson and Jay Nelson, both of Lexington; two sisters, Sherba (Alan Grainger) Nelson, Berea, and Kim (Mark) Rougeux, Louisville.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 28, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Deacon Mark Rougeux. Burial with military honors was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jarrod Nelson, Jay Nelson, John Rougeux, Michael Rougeux, Matt Holmes, and Nick Holmes.

Memorials are suggested to the (DAV) Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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Sue Rock was promoted to glory on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, 2012, in the presence of her children in Wamego, KS.

She raised her family and worked the majority of her professional life in Versailles, Ky. Sue was born in Norwalk, Ohio, and received a BA degree in journalism from Bowling Green University in Ohio in 1962. Before moving to Versailles in 1971 she was a reporter for the Sandusky Register Newspaper, Corning Leader Newspaper, and editor of a three-county weekly newspaper in Rhode Island. She taught preschool at the Methodist home in the mid-seventies and in 1976 she began a career in real estate which spanned 32 years. She worked for several real estate firms and later as a partner in Rock Realty and principal broker for several years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and past board of directors member of the Woodford Hills Country Club.

She is survived by daughter Kendra Breiner, son-in-law Clay Breiner, son Sam Rock, grandson Kennan Breiner, sister Donna Sisson of Milan, Ohio, nephews Mark Sisson and Craig Sisson, niece Renee Brewer, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

In honor of Sue a memorial service will be held at the Woodford Hills Country Club on Saturday March 31, at 11 a.m. Sue loved the Kentucky Wildcats, dancing, crafting, boating and spending time with her family and friends. She preferred to laugh than cry, be grateful rather than complain, and live for today rather than worrying about tomorrow. Sue fought Multiple Sclerosis for over 25 years and in her honor the family requests that donations be made in the name of Sue Rock to the National MS Society,

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Fred B. Shockley, 76, of Lexington, husband of Nancy J. Shockley, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at his residence.

Born March 16, 1936, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Homer and Hazel Barnes Shockley. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a truck driver for Save-A-Lot, and a former member of Broadway Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bart (Debra L.) Shockley, Midway; a daughter, Hope Ramos, Lexington; and two grandchildren, Frankie and Rebecca Ramos.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 24, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552.



Elizabeth Agnes Wilson Turner, 91, of Glasgow, widow of Mitchell Turner, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.

Born March 10, 1921, in Barren County, she was the daughter of Willie and Sallie Wilson. She was a member of the Mizpah Sunday School class, and a lifelong member of the Glasgow Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Turner Glass (James), Versailles; a granddaughter, Judith (Lindsay) Buchanan, West Chester, Ohio; a great-granddaughter, Eleanor Buchanan, West Chester, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Seven brothers, Felix Henry, John Read, Frank Alfred, Morris Page, Luther Ernest, William Philip, and James Albert Wilson; and five sisters, Mary Cornelius Wilson, Fannie Humphrey, Ethel Gray, Jeanette Hale, and Jean Pearl Wilson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 27, at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. Burial was in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.


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